Art is power,
Music is magic,
And no one is what they seem.
When powerful and charismatic painter Lord Malrec brings newly-unemployed music teacher Alannys Gale to Ravanmark, it seems to be the answer to her prayers. Ravanmark is a fantasy world where music is magic, where the gods are the Greek Muses, and where an ancient sword of fabled power awaits a legendary hero. It's like a beautiful fairy tale.
But it keeps trying to kill her.
Lord Malrec has plans for her...plans that may not be as noble as they appear. An instant, strange connection with the Crown Prince only makes her life more complicated, as she struggles to deal with voices in her head besides her own--and her heart is pulling her in completely inappropriate directions. Everyone from the queen to the peasants around the Great Palace want her dead, and it's hard to imagine a worse way to start a romance. Power plays and politics surround her from the first breath she draws there. And it looks like the biggest player of all...may be her.
In a land with magic whose true power is shrouded in the mists of time, an ordinary woman must save the world...to save herself.